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  • Support garden at 24th Street Elementary in West Adams on Sunday

    Support garden at 24th Street Elementary in West Adams on Sunday
    Amid the usual massive expanse of concrete at an L.A. Unified school, the students of 24th Street Elementary School are the proud caretakers of a lush one-acre living classroom with an orchard, vegetable and fruit beds, and a charming garden shed. This...
  • Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines

    Education Secretary Duncan talks tech with L.A. Unified's Cortines
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a brief visit to Los Angeles on Tuesday, met with newly installed L.A. Unified Supt. Ramon C. Cortines to talk about local technology problems and the state of local schools. Duncan's visit coincided with...
  • On his first day, Cortines feels a 'sense of urgency' at L.A. Unified

    On his first day, Cortines feels a 'sense of urgency' at L.A. Unified
    Ramon C. Cortines' first day in his latest tour at the helm of Los Angeles Unified started in a familiar fashion: early, with his first meeting at 7 a.m. That was practically indolent for Cortines, who is known to schedule meetings for 6 a.m. But on...
  • Deasy's departure is no quick fix for LAUSD

    Deasy's departure is no quick fix for LAUSD
    To the editor: We all need to realize that former L.A. Unified School District Supt. John Deasy's departure alone will not fix our schools. ("Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD," Oct. 19) There has been a punitive,...
  • Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD

    Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy's undoing at LAUSD
    The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system. The breakdown was the most severe at Jefferson High School in South Los Angeles. Seniors couldn't get courses they...
  • L.A. Unified says it believes Deasy acted ethically on iPads

    L.A. Unified says it believes Deasy acted ethically on iPads
    As part of its settlement this week with former schools Supt. John Deasy, the Los Angeles Board of Education declared that it did not believe Deasy had done anything wrong in connection with the project to provide students with iPads, even though the...
  • Deasy's exit leaves unfinished work at LAUSD

    Deasy's exit leaves unfinished work at LAUSD
    Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010. He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
  • After Deasy, next LAUSD leader must support teachers

    After Deasy, next LAUSD leader must support teachers
    To the editor: Lost in all this controversy over departing Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. John Deasy is an important fact: The most crucial employees in a school district are its teachers. All administrators, including superintendents, should...
  • LAUSD regrouping after Deasy's departure

    LAUSD regrouping after Deasy's departure
    The end of Supt. John Deasy's dynamic and controversial 3 1/2 year reign over public schools in Los Angeles leaves school district leaders with the daunting task of mending broken relationships with employees, especially teachers, while stoking a...
  • The public is still owed an accounting on John Deasy's iPad emails

    The public is still owed an accounting on John Deasy's iPad emails
    Will the public eventually find out the truth regarding the question-raising emails between John Deasy and the two companies that won the contract to provide iPads to students in the Los Angeles Unified School District? The terms of the separation...
  • John Deasy resigns; Ramon Cortines named interim head of L.A. schools

    The Los Angeles Unified school board on Thursday officially accepted the resignation of Supt. John Deasy and voted to appoint his predecessor, Ramon Cortines, to fill the post on an interim basis. The board voted 6 to 1 to ratify Deasy's separation...